UNCC Shooting: 2 People Killed and 4 Injured After a Gunman Opened Fire at Charlotte Campus

Updated On 01 May, 2019 Published On

UNCC Shooting: At least two people were killed and four were injured after a gunman opened fire at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday, April 30, authorities have confirmed.

The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The gunman was arrested but charges are pending.

His grandfather Paul Rold, who is from Arlington, Texas, said that it's been two years since Trystan and his father moved to Charlotte from the Dallas area. They moved there following the death of the suspect's mother.

Paul said Trystan was attending UNC-Charlotte.

Police Chief Jeff Baker told media on Tuesday, April 30, that campus police received a call about a gunman who "had shot several students."

Officers responded to the scene within minutes and took the suspect into custody.

Among the total of six people who were shot, two died at the scene and four were wounded; they all were rushed to the hospital.

Three injured people are in critical condition while the fourth is suffering from non-life threatening injuries.

As per the report, there were students among the victims, however, it's not clear how many.

The motive for the shooting has been under investigation.

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